Sinn Féin Councillor Tina Burke speaking on the 48th Anniversary of the death of IRA Volunteer Eamonn Lafferty as a new mural was unveiled in Kildrum Gardens said
“This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bogside. In 1969 young men and women took to the streets of Derry and began
the final battle for Justice, Equality and Freedom.
“In the intervening years many have given their lives for that continuing struggle as Volunteers in the Derry Brigade Óglaigh Na hÉireann.
“Sunday marks the 48th Anniversary of the death of IRA Volunteer Eamonn Lafferty.
“On that fateful day in 1971 the British Army attempted to come into Creggan up Southway, a heavy gun battle took place between British soldiers and IRA Volunteers. During this battle Eamonn was shot and subsequently died from his injuries.
“Today as part of the wreath laying ceremony which is held each year in his memory a New mural was unveiled.